As somebody said, looking at all these RTM builds leaking these days, the Microsoft security team must be on vacation. In reality RTM builds are not digitally signed and not linked to labs at Microsoft (as contrasted to pre-RTM builds). So there should be very difficult to trace who leaked RTM versions (one way to prevent it would be to ban the use of any external media in Microsoft’s premises). Now we know that Visual Studio 2012 is complete and available for download on August 15. You can also try Visual Studio 2012 RC (Release Candidate) here.
What’s good new Visual Studio for? If you like Metro UI (or now Windows 8 UI, or even WinRT as Mr. Thurrott suggests), you can create one window that supports multiple views. As per Microsoft, unlike traditional desktop applications, a Metro style application has a single, chromeless window that fills the entire screen by default, so there are no distractions. A Metro style application can support different layouts and views to create a fluid and harmonious experience across a variety of form factors and display sizes.
Website http://winunleaked.info/ (an asylum of famous Canouna) has published information on some new leaks:
Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate 2012 RTM
MICROSOFT.VISUAL.STUDIO.ULTIMATE.2012.RTM.ENGLISH-WZT Visual Studio 2012 RTM Ultimate x86 English FILE: en_visual_studio_ultimate_2012_RTM_x86_dvd.rar SIZE: 1,518,059,675 byte SHA-1: C6894B281E446781DF111F99E9438114A495AB9C MD5: 7298F77D26FB69DD32D64D5A7C9E3A47 CRC: 5FAD787B
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Datacenter RTM
MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.SERVER.2012.DATACENTER.RTM.VOLUM E.ENGLISH.DVD-WZT English BUILD: 6.2.9200.16384.WIN8_RTM.120725-1247 FILE: 9200.16384.120725-1247_x64frev_Server_Datacenter_VL_HRM_SSS_X64FREV_ EN-US_DVD.iso SIZE: 3,694,114,816 byte SHA-1: 492E51F29E8FC6A1947796CA49784ECFA7A7BC98 MD5: 4ADCC44F6B0A7FDA079CE61199CE343A CRC: 17E3850A
Both releases are claimed (by WZOR) to be “confirmed original and untouched” with built-in keys (demo for the server).
And here’s the official Microsoft links to the new Window Essentials 2012 (lost its “Live” brand now):
Web Installer: http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-web/en/wlsetup-web.exe
Offline Installer: http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/en/wlsetup-all.exe